I don't have any pictures to post tonight, but I do want to share with you something I just made and just devoured!  I wanted a quick, healthy dinner and really wasn't in the mood for leftovers...so I decided to whip up some chicken salad...here's how it went!
I grilled 2 chicken breasts, seasoned with just a little sea salt and cracked black pepper and drizzled with olive oil.  While that was cooking I mashed up 1 whole avocado and mixed it with the juice of 1/2 a lime, about 2 tbsp of chopped, fresh cilantro, and about 1/2 of a stalk of celery, finely chopped.  I then shredded my cooked chicken, added it to my avocado mixture and doused it in chipolte Tabasco sauce.  LOVE at first bite!!  So simple, so healthy and so delicious!!!  Try some soon!
 
 
So, remember that book I told you all that I'm reading "Girl Hunter" by Georgia Pellegrini? Well I promised myself I was going to cook my way through her entire book...including the very sketchy "squirrel" that I am not so sure about, still considering accidentally skipping that chapter!  We'll see!  Anyhow I have seen so many posts regarding her recipe for Elk Cabbage Rolls, well as much as I would love to have elk, I do not, however I DO have venison and decided to try these rolls the "Bambi" way.  And let's just say that my husband was absolutely "twitterpated" (which in case you are wondering is a Bambi reference, look it up!) 
I have so many friends and know so many people that turn their noses up at wild game.  They have it in their minds that venison is EW and why on earth would we eat wild pig when there is perfectly good pig at the store and what in the world do we do with DUCK?  I know these people well, specifically because I used to be one of them.  Finally though, I decided it was time to roll with it...give it a chance and really it's good, it's REALLY good.  I have learned that I can take almost anything and make it delicious, almost...I will let you know about the squirrel.  Anyway, Georgia is amazing, she has the most basic recipes and they turn out so incredibly good.  As you know, I don't really follow recipes to the tee though.  Tonight I substituted venison for elk and then mananged to mess up and add my tomatoes and sauce to my meat mixture while chatting and drinking wine with a friend.  Not to fear though, I decided to cut back on the tomato-y-ness by adding more marsala wine.  It's all good.  I still made the tomato sauce topping though and the results were absolutely perfect!
The best compliment a cook or chef can recieve is the one of absolute honesty from their friends and family.  My good friend is not a big venison fan, she has eaten it because she grew up with a hunting father in Texas...however it's not her fave.  She cleaned her plate tonight and then proceeded to tell me that this was something she would order in a restaurant and then come back again for it...yes, my heart did swell and maybe even my head a little.  So, if you are on the fence, or even just unsure what to do with wild game...call me up, I promise I can help!
Here's a little step by step of tonight's meal....oh and excuse the picture quality...did I mention the wine I was drinking???

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Start with about 2 pounds of ground venison
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Add onion, flat leaf parsley and one egg
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1/2 cup of cream
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2 tbsp or 2 tsp or a big giant splash of marsala wine...the good stuff not the non-alcoholic cooking stuff!
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I added 1 can of tomatoes, 1 can of sauce and 1 tbsp of paste...the recipe calls for just the paste in the mixture and then the sauce and tomatoes with red or white wine vinegar, garlic and 1/2 cup of water heated and poured over the top of the rolls....Oh and in keeping with branding..please try HEB brand tomatoes..they are just as good as the name brand and cost less!!!
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Boil, your cabbage leaves in heavily salted water for a few minutes...remove from heat and I blanched them in cold water to cool them off. Spoon meat mixture onto the leaves and roll. Pour tomato mixture on top and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees..
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Not a great picture...but a DELICIOUS dinner... Can't wait to try the next one from Girl Hunter!
 
 
I know, I have been majorly slacking in the posting department.  I am cooking and I am alive...although struggling.  I have had a series of mishaps...starting with my knife accident that Kelsey keeps telling me that I HAVE to tell you all about.  And now I am sick, not like dying sick (I hope) but really achy and whining sick.  However, I have a list a mile long to cook and write about and can't wait to do so!  So the accident first, for the first time ever I cut my thumb while chopping zucchini the other night...it was completely not my fault, I was jinxed into saying I had NEVER cut myself before just a few days earlier...and then what do you know?!  I try to amputate my thumb.  It was one of those slow motion moments, I was standing there talking to friends in my kitchen, calmly slicing a zucchini, when I turned my head and then looked back down to see the knife mistake my thumb for the zucchini!  I immediately dropped the knife, and clamped my finger down on the cut, then stuck it under ice cold running water...big mistake!  I about fell to the floor, blood was going everywhere, my husband was yelling at me for cutting my finger, because you know I did it on purpose and all and I was glaring at Kelsey (she is the one who jinxed me) as she backed slowly into the breakfast table, far away from my pain induced craziness.  When it was all said and done, I had managed to almost slice completely through the top of my left thumb...and no I did not go to the hospital, because really what can they do except inflict more pain on me?  Instead I wrapped it up and drank a lot of wine.  And guess what?  That worked just fine, until I woke up the next morning and remembered that my thumb hurt...and I really couldn't have wine with breakfast, right? 
As soon as my injury started feeling better, my head and rest of my body started feeling worse.  Not flu bad, just generally yucky.  The kind of yuck that makes you want to do nothing more than sit on your couch and do nothing except watch Ellen and Dr. Oz and surf the internet all day, dreaming about all of the things that you want to do and avoiding all of the things that you NEED to do.  Yep, that has been me for about 3-4 days now...ugh.  I can say that we were able to re-finish my breakfast room chairs and table, and they look awesome, still need new seats though.  I planned out my entire week of dinners yesterday and went grocery shopping, my goal was to spend no more than $100 and I got out of there at $200....6 dinners, lunch stuff, kids snacks, wine...I think I underestimated when I was planning...I had big plans for baking homemade French bread and making a stuffed pork loin for dinner, that is what I WANTED to cook, instead I made my version of Giada DeLaurentiis's Winter Minestrone, which is one of my all time favorites!
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Chop fresh onion, celery and 4-6 slices of pancetta, 2 tbsp of minced garlic
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Saute all in a large pot in 2 tbsp or so of olive oil
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Giada uses a russet potato, I LOVE the flavor and presentation of these purple potatoes...
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How beautiful are these?!
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Again, Giada uses Swiss Chard, I use Kale, I love Kale and try to sneak it in to most of my sautes and dishes!
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Add to pot with onion mixture and cook until the kale becomes wilted...
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then puree one can of white beans with just a little olive oil..
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add the puree and one can of cannellini beans to the pot.
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Add 2 whole sprigs of rosemary and I add 2 cans of fire roasted tomatoes...the leaves will cook off of the rosemary and then remember to remove the sprigs.
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For my big meat eating husband and son, I cook up a few links of chicken sausage...this is one from HEB that has feta and spinach in it...yum!
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Let it cook for about 30-45 minutes and serve with grated parm cheese on top!!!
This is Giada's recipe below in the original form...
Giada's Winter Minestrone
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, peeled, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 ounces thinly sliced pancetta, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound Swiss chard, stems trimmed, leaves coarsely chopped
1 russet potato, peeled, cubed
1 (14 ½-ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 fresh rosemary sprigs
1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
2 (14-ounce) cans low-sodium beef broth
1 ounce piece Parmesan cheese rind
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
instructions
Winter Minestrone Heat the oil in a heavy large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery, pancetta, and garlic. Saute until the onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the Swiss chard and potato; saute for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and rosemary sprigs. Simmer until the chard is wilted and the tomatoes break down, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, blend 3/4 cup of the beans with 1/4 cup of the broth in a processor until almost smooth. Add the pureed bean mixture, remaining broth, and Parmesan cheese rind to the vegetable mixture. Simmer until the potato pieces are tender, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Stir in the whole beans and parsley. Simmer until the beans are heated through and the soup is thick, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Discard the rosemary sprigs (the leaves will have fallen off of the stem). Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.
 
 
_ My husband hunts.  He also fishes.  He hunts birds, ducks, dove…whatever.  He also hunts hogs, deer and when we are lucky axis.  He would like to hunt more…and I am sure he will someday.  It took me quite some time to accept the meat he brought home.  As a matter of fact, I specifically remember being pregnant with our son Riley, who is now 10 and saying there was “NO WAY” I was going anywhere near the fresh hog meat that he had brought home.  In my head it was most likely infested with worms and disease and if I ate any of it I would also contract some alien parasite and it would kill me and my unborn child…yes, I am that dramatic, guess THAT IS where my daughter Emma gets it!  Anyhow, I was perfectly content with eating the hormone injected, mass produced swine that I bought prepackaged at the grocery store, full of preservatives and God knows what else…that was what was healthy for me and my baby. 

Fast forward 10 or so years…I changed my mind.  I love wild game.  I love the taste of fresh venison and my mouth waters at the idea of eating axis anything!  I make a mean wild turkey gumbo and have done some pretty amazing things with duck breasts…after removing the feathers and bullet hole parts of the flesh.  Dove is still on the fence, I think mainly because I haven’t prepared it myself…but what I am getting at is that I changed my way of thinking and I opened my mind, my stomach and my heart to hunting.  Sure, I still complain about the numerous hunting shows I am forced to endure when deer season starts…and I could start a library of catalogs and magazines from Field and Stream, Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, American Bow Hunter and BowHunting, but I secretly appreciate it AND my husband for going out there all of those weekends, for sitting in those stands and for facing defeat when he comes home empty handed after all of his hard work.  This last year sucked, it sucked royally…beautiful piece of land, full of promise and not one deer taken.  Not one turkey shot at….and a lot of money down the drain.  I thought about telling him to give up, I thought about taking some time off and trying again in a couple of years…I thought about saving money….and then…I found THIS…

_ This book changed my mind, it changed my way of thinking…it opened up my mind, my stomach and my heart to hunting ONCE AGAIN.  It reminded me of why I enjoy the meat we eat.  And it brought to light once again that what I feed my family IS important and eating clean IS important and how much cleaner can we eat than what God has given us in the form of the animals we hunt and the fruits and vegetables we harvest.  So, now I am ready to hunt.  My husband may be in for a little competition, as I have devised a plan to start a “Girl’s Hunting Club” and take the gun into our own hands…after all, we are the ones cooking those dinners every night!

_ Georgia, is amazing.  Once a somewhat city girl, she returned to her roots to discover where our meat comes from and takes us back to where it all begins…the hunt.  An accomplished chef, she left the restaurants in New York and went hunting, with the good ole boys.  And in Girl Hunter she writes about her experiences and what she learned.  She also shares some pretty awesome and interesting recipes…from quail, pheasant, dove, partridge, duck, woodcock…to deer, elk, boar, axis, rabbit and even squirrel, yes, squirrel…I’m not so sure I can cook that one, can you imagine walking in my door and saying “mmm, something smells good Kim, what is that?” and then I answer, “oh, that’s just the squirrel I shot in the back yard today that was tormenting Ellie (our neurotic, squirrel obsessed Border Collie)”?? Yeah, me neither.  Squirrel is a challenge…

Anyhow, today, I decided to cook something from the book…and it dawned on me that I had an empty freezer and no idea where to get quail, or pheasant or duck for that matter.  It just so happens though, HEB in Atascocita carries a variety of different meat.  They had quail, rabbit, duck, goose and hen...I was discouraged though, as I had found a recipe for partridge and there was none to be found, no big surprise though as I didn’t see a pear tree either…(har, har, har!, I know BAD one)  I settled on using the hens in the place of the partridge and proceeded home to prep dinner for Partridge (Hen) with Pancetta in Orange Brandy Sauce.



This recipe is found on page 64 of Girl Hunter.  I made a few substitutions but it still came out SO delicious!  Start by making a marinade for your meat. 
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Zest from one orange and a 1/2 of a cup of fresh squeezed orange juice, which gave me the perfect excuse to finally buy the $6 and totally worth it fresh OJ at HEB!
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Juice from half of a lemon.
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1/4 cup of olive oil...
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Tarragon, parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper....
In addition, the recipe calls for 1/4 cup of brandy.  We are not brandy drinkers...I did not have any and if I was going to go buy something, it was going to be something that we were going to drink...for desert!  So good bourbon it was, it is a great substitute also for brandy, if you need it for a recipe.
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I butterflied 2 game hens and poured the marinade over the top...
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Top with 2 orange slices....
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then 2 slices of Pancetta
Here is the tricky part...for the partridges, it called for 4, it said to broil and baste every 5 minutes for about 35 minutes.  I have never seen a partridge, therefore, I am not sure how big of a bird they are.  I used the same instructions for my hens and they quickly began to burn along the tops of the legs, I turned the oven down to 445 degrees, continued to baste and had to cook them for about another 10 minutes so that the juices ran clear and the entire breasts were cooked through.  While the hens cooked, I prepared the wild rice and the sauteed brussel sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar and Prosciutto.  Brussel sprouts are so good for you and often overlooked or discarded due to to not being cooked right.  My mom served a similar dish as these at Thanksgiving and I could have eaten the whole pan...they are SO amazingly good!
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Begin by chopping up a pound of brussel sprouts.
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Dice 1/4 pound of prosciutto...
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Avoid looking the begging dog in the eye....add chopped proscuitto with chopped brussel sprouts...
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Saute in a large skillet with salt, pepper, 1/4 cup of olive oil and as much vinegar as you like! I cook it until browned...I promise you, you will not turn your nose up at these!
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Hens are done...I hope! Make sure to check the temperature and that the juices run clear!
And finally without further ado...or crashing of my computer...the finished meal, before it was finished.  My poor husband sits so patiently while I try to get that perfect shot...anyway, the dish was delicious.  I can't wait to try something else...I am on the hunt tomorrow via online, for new things...and no don't expect to see squirrel anytime soon...that one is going to take a little time!  A deer will be delivered tomorrow however....so who knows what venison delicacies I will come up with!  Also, when my facebook page, which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Daily-Dose-of-Delicious/168066483292967 reaches 100 likes I will be giving out 2 copies of Girl Hunter...make sure you tell your friends to go to my page and like it along with Girl Hunters page at https://www.facebook.com/thegirlhuntergeorgiapellegrini and let me know in the comments section of my website!  This is a book that you want to win!
 
 
No big surprise that I truly LOVE to cook right?  However, I do get bored and try and think up creative new dishes and ideas.  Tonight I was in a different kind of mood...see, I think there are COOKS and there are BAKERS; I am definitely more of the COOK type, don't get me wrong, I love to bake but baking requires following directions most of the time and I am not very good at that...not at all.  I wanted chocolate today, that is also outside my norm.  I am more of sour, sweet candy kind of girl...then salt...chips are my weakness.  Anyway, I wanted chocolate, but not just your run of the mill brownie or chocolate chip cookie, I wanted SALTY, SWEET, DELICIOUS chocolate.  So I began brainstorming.  If there IS one desert I never turn down it is cheesecake...which is also pretty funny because I don't bake but I can make an incredible cheesecake!  So I got it in my head to make salted caramel.  Now I did look up a recipe for that...I have never made real caramel sauce before.  It came out better than perfect.  To go along with that drizzle of pure decadence, I came up with a chocolate brownie crust topped with a caramel swirled cheesecake.  I think I may be in heaven and I also think my husband may divorce me just to get away from these temptations...health addict and lover of all things delicious don't exactly go along well and he has made a public statement (via Facebook) that these little pieces of perfection must be out of the house by tomorrow evening when he gets home from work!  Here they are and if you live in the area, give me a call or just swing by for a bite...you will be doing my marriage a favor!!
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Start by melting your butter and adding chocolate.  I had a few bags of open chocolate chips and used those.

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mix the butter chocolate with 2 eggs, 3/4 cup of flour and 2 cups of sugar
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Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.

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Mix one cup of sugar, 2 eggs, 1 8oz block of cream cheese and 8oz of marscapone cheese together with a tablespoon of vanilla
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Pour mixture over the top of the brownie layer
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Now make your caramel sauce.  Pour 1 cup of water into a pot and add 2 cups of sugar.  Bring to a boil until the temperature reaches 300 and then turn down to medium and continue cooking until amber in color and temperature is at 350.  Take off of the heat and slowly add 1 cup of warm heavy cream, whisking while you pour.

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Here is what the finished caramel sauce looked like as I was whisking...

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Swirl the caramel all through the top...bake at 350 for 30 mins...turn off heat and let sit in the warm oven for an additional 15 minutes. Serve warm with extra caramel sauce on top!
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I get asked all of the time how can I cook and eat these type of deserts and not weigh 300lbs...well here is your answer...this is how I eat ALL of the time...those little caramel bites of heaven are how I eat RARELY.  Even though, I make this stuff I don't usually eat it.  Tonight's dinner was wild brown rice, heirloom tomatoes with balsamic vinegar and broiled flounder...just as yummy as the desert!

 
 
As many of you that know me, know...I have a little bit of an ADD problem.  No, really it's true.  If I were a movie character, I would definitely be this one...
I am constantly starting one thing and then doing another which is why I rarely ever complete a task on time...I am in denial that this is actually a problem and just take it as a sign of how amazing my brain is that I am able to multi-task so easily.  Really.  It's true.  So anyway, where was I? 
I am trying to avoid going to the store everyday, or for that matter, every other day.  I really do well when I make a weekly list and menu plan and stick to it...but sticking to it is sometimes difficult.  And trying to keep snacks in the house is also sometimes difficult and it seems we are always out of toilet paper or milk.  What is it with toilet paper and milk???  Anyway, so yesterday I looked through my bare pantry and my close to empty freezer to see what might be lurking there.  My little foodie, Emma, has been asking for spaghetti so I was thinking italian sounded pretty good.  But then I saw chicken and enchilada sauce and tomatoes and black beans and corn tortillas and oh yeah, cheese....and I started thinking how she also really loves enchiladas and maybe mexican would be good too.  However, I wasn't really in the mood for enchiladas and lasagna still sounded delicious so my ADD started to kick in and I just went with it...the result was a Chicken Lasagna Enchilada thingy...and it was really good.  So maybe today I will go to the store and buy things for something italiany...(yes I make up words...you will get used to that also) I just can't decide if I want lasagna or spaghetti or maybe even something kind of pesto-y...or....wait, what was I doing???  SQUIRREL! 
Chicken Lasagna Enchilada Thingy
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Start buy boiling about 1.5lbs of chicken and then shred with forks.
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tomatoes, black beans and enchilada sauce...easy peasy!
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Mix all together...I wanted mashed beans so threw my can of whole black beans in my processor.
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Add some shredded cheddar cheese...OF COURSE!
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Season to your liking...I must like Fiesta brand spices...I have quite a lot in my cabinet!
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Mix about this much 1/3 cup of fat free greek yougurt with your can of enchilada sauce....
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Spread the enchilada/yogurt mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish...
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Layer...corn tortillas on bottom, followed by chicken mixture top with some of the sauce and then another layer of tortillas, the rest of the chicken, tortillas on top, the rest of the sauce and more cheese.
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Sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro and cook in a 350degree oven for about 20 minutes.
I don't really know the calorie count or amount of fat in my recipes, but for the most part I do try and cook pretty healthy.  This recipe was fairly non-fat..no oil used at all.  The only thing that was "bad" in it was the cheese, however I do not think I will ever be "healthy" enough to give up cheese in my diet...that's just crazy!  Enjoy this quick and easy meal!
 
 
Feeling the need to get a recipe out there, I thought I would go ahead and post this recipe for French Onion Soup...with 30mph hour winds out of the north tomorrow and a high in the low 50's you may want to think about making this!
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All good onions should start with a stick of butter...just saying....
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and French Onion soup has...SURPRISE, onions, lots of onions in it! I love the mild flavor of sweet southern yellow onions.
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slice the onions thinly and saute in the butter...
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I used 2 of the boxes of beef broth...definitely go with the lower sodium.
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Add a few sprigs of thyme and 3 bay leaves...but please do not serve them to your kids, they will think you put leaves and sticks in their soup and complain...
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While the soup is cooking, you can shave some thin slices of roast beef...OR if you are like me you can just buy a pound or so from the deli along with some provolone cheese! I DID however make homemade french bread!!
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And THIS is how my husband ate his...open faced sandwich style!
I'm not sure why I chose to do all the pics in sepia tone tonight....other than the fact I'm using my old laptop with out my awesome Photoshop and this was the best I could do at being artistic...sigh...CAN. NOT. WAIT. for that card reader, it had better work!
 
 
And yes, I do realize that while sitting on the couch I could be writing big, glorious, delicious blogs and recipes.  But today my computer has decided to work against me and I was just NOT in the mood to fight!  It started with the picture downloads...oh I HATE the process, it takes a minimum of 2 computers to transfer pics...my new laptop does not have the card reader that I need to make my life easier...but ALAS, today while sitting on my couch, I visited Amazon and found a XD reader for a whole $3.71!! Woo-Hoo!! Yay, for Prime and 2 day shipping, I love you Amazon!  You help make my lazy days even lazier by allowing me to shop without moving more than my fingers!  So that feat was accomplished so once again I began working on my blog, and I was on a roll, beautiful pics, great illustrated steps...and then, THEN my computer once again attacked and rudely decided to erase everything I had posted and no, it had NOT saved! GRRRR!!! So rather than re-write everything, which was boring me anyway, I decided to explain to you all that I have been cooking, and here are the pictures and that little tab up there that says "recipes" will soon have the exact recipe for the dinners I post pics of!  That way, you get to see some delicious food and I get to catch up...so before my laptop decides to sabotage me yet again...here is a recap of the last few days in the Benz household...food wise anyway, there are all kinds of other exciting things that go on around here...but that may need a blog of it's own! 
"What's this?!" You ask? Just a not so quick short rib chili with an Adobo Mole Sauce served over a simple polenta...
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Season your short ribs with kosher salt and black pepper
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Brown the ribs...do NOT over cook!
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Dried ancho peppers, stems and seeds removed then tore into pieces and boiled until soft
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Puree peppers
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Pour peppers, and broth over ribs
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Into the oven they go for a VERY long time!
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After the oven skim the fat...
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Remove the membranes...
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Chop the meat...
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Make it spicy with the adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers...use as much or as little as you want!
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Um, yeah, so I didn't have any espresso so I used the only instant coffee I had...which worked just fine! Starbucks saves the day...yet again!
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Polenta
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Toppings...mmmm chocolate for dinner!!!
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Absolutely DELICIOUS!!!
 
 
What a great day!  Unseasonably warm, pool fun, yard work and best of all my husband Tyler cooked dinner!  It was a football day too...the Texans brought it to Reliant and beat the Bengals in their first playoff game!  We had some non-traditional tailgate food, but it was SO good!  He whipped up some Thai lettuce wraps with a peanut sauce...messy but SO delicious!
I didn't document all of it, really because Ty is a lot like me in that he likes to have the kitchen to himself when he is cooking...the ONLY person I can have around is my sous chef, Kelsey...she deserves a blog all of her own though so I will elaborate more on that later!  Anyway, here are a few shots of what my wonderful and awesome (also pretty damn good looking!) husband made us for dinner!

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Ingredients he used for the marinade for the chicken.
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Thai chicken on the grill...mmmm!
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Wrap components....
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How delicious do these look!? Have I mentioned how awesome my husband is??
Oh and on a funny little note...you know how everyone has those weird obsessions...those things that they can't live without...well I thought I would share a pic of my guilty pleasures...
Yep wine and worms...that is what it's all about!

 
 
I am always on the search for ways to make things a little healthier but can't stand when the result is not a satisfying end to my journey.  Yesterday I finally decided to do something with the overly ripe bananas that have been melting into my countertop.  I have attempted a high protein banana bread before and it came out pretty awful, so this time I chose to do muffins.  The recipe is as follows:
High Protein Chocolate Banana Muffins
Wet Ingredients
3 ripe bananas
1/4 cup of honey
1 small individual size all natural applesauce (no added sugar)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup plain Greek Yogurt (I SWEAR by Fage 0%...lower sugar and no fat and very high protein)
2 egg whites
Dry Ingredients
1 cup of oat flour (I used regular oats and processed them until very fine in a food processor)
2 cups of whole wheat flour
2 scoops of vanilla protein powder (we only drink Syntha-6, Tyler has tried so many and this one really is the best)
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 cup chopped chocolate...preferably dark or semi sweet

Mix all of your wet ingredients together completely, slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet and mix completely.  Add the chocolate last.  Use cooking spray to coat a 12 cup muffin pan and spoon the batter in the cups by using a 1/4 cup measuring scoop.  Cook in a 350 degree oven for about 18 minutes, then turn off the oven and let the muffins sit in the warm oven for at least another 15-20 minutes.  This is apparently the key to getting the banana done perfectly, other wise I have had them come out somewhat runny. 

These really are good, the kids all gobbled them up, even after I told them how healthy they were!  Enjoy and have a delicious day!


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The oat flour made from ground oats...